Prayers. Prayers must account for something in a world where many events do not make sense.
It is so easy to lose hope and think, “Why even try when senseless things happen anyway?” I am sure many people have thought this way following the Oklahoma tragedy. The death toll today for the tornado disaster stands at 24 people minimum. Nine of those people were children. Their short lives never got the opportunity to see school graduations, first jobs, or the births of children of their own.
It is so easy to lose hope and yet, we cannot. There are so many reasons to enjoy life and the days that we wake up to each morning. I am thankful for being able to wake today. I thank my eyes for opening and for being able to look out the window at the hazy sky. I sip of coffee in a day that begins under a roof that I own. I am thankful.
To the people of Oklahoma I send you compassion, tears and hope. I send you a note that reads Time and resources are coming to help you.
I send kindness to all of my readers. The video below features singer Alex G (with Tyler Ward) and the song title is I Won’t Give Up. It is a cover of the original tune by Jason Mraz. I Won’t Give Up is the Tunes with Tuesday feature today. I dedicate the song to the victims and survivors of the Oklahoma tragedy.
This is christyb, telling you that I will not give up on life. Despite the senseless things, I will not give up. I wish the same thoughts for you.